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A receipt or release which provides evidence of payment or other discharge of a debt, often for purposes of reimbursement, or attests to the accuracy of the accounts.

Government or corporate employees usually submit vouchers to their employers to recover living expenses they have paid while on business trips.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

VOUCHER, accounts. An account book in which are entered the acquittances, or warrants for the accountant's discharge. It also signifies any acquittance or receipt, which is evidence of payment, or of the debtor's being discharged. See 3 Halst. 299.

VOUCHER, common recoveries. The voucher in common recoveries, is the person on whom the tenant to the praecipe calls to defend the title to the land, because he is supposed to have warranted the title to him at the time of the original purchase.
     2. The person usually employed for this purpose is the cryer of the court, who is therefore called the common voucher. Vide Cruise, Dig. tit. 36, c. 3, s. 1; 22 Vin. Ab. 26; Dane, Index, h.t.; and see Recovery.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To the franchisee: Please return your vouchers to the Franchise Department, One Stop Stores Ltd, Apex Road, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7HU by Friday January 19, 2018.
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However, if you feel that it is not possible to achieve the discount promoted to you, then you should take the issue up with the voucher website and explain that you feel you have been mis-sold.
A recent trend in marketing has been the use of a technique in which vendors contract with third parties (deal websites) to issue vouchers or certificates that are sold on the internet to potential customers at a price often well below face value, which frequently inspires significant interest.
We don't know how some voucher students are doing--or what taxpayers are getting for their money--because some voucher programs don't require schools to report student achievement information, or they make comparisons with public schools difficult or impossible.
The paper, American Murder Mystery Revisited: Do Housing Voucher Households Cause Crime?, was presented at a briefing held at the HUD headquarters in Washington, DC.
Let us assume for the sake of argument that the funding for a government voucher program could be legitimately done.
Dominic Keen from the Unwanted Voucher Service said: "We've all had that sinking feeling when we don't quite get what we hoped for.
This voucher entitles you to 15 per cent discount off all Christmas decorations at Parchment.
But while a cross-district voucher program might not serve certain narrow political ends, it does meet the biggest problem confronting private school vouchers: the scarcity of classroom seats.
By a 2-to-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the state agency's decision, holding that it "facially discriminates on the basis of religion." The state "may not offer a benefit to all," the Court concluded, "but exclude some on the basis of religion." If the Supreme Court, as many expect, agrees with this reasoning, it would seem to follow that excluding religious schools from voucher programs is also unconstitutional.
What next?" is the question many are asking in the wake of the Supreme Court's June 27, 2002, five-to-four ruling in favor of Cleveland, Ohio's, school voucher plan--a move that largely trashes the First Amendment.